With a deep understanding of the financial and economic side of public healthcare, Elizabeth Lopez provides HMA with expertise in healthcare policy, financing, statistical analysis and payment methodology.
She has worked as an economist examining payment rates, researching data sources, completing statistical analysis, project evaluations, and data visualizations using Stata, SQL and Tableau.
Before joining HMA, Elizabeth worked for the Colorado Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing for more than 12 years. She served as an analyst on several state-wide projects focused on payment rates, reimbursement evaluation, program policies and implementation for participating providers including hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics.
She taught economics, statistics and computing courses before earning a master’s degree in economics from the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Science Center. She completed her bachelor’s degree in economics and statistics from Carabobo University in Venezuela.